Happy Halloween 2014

Today is Halloween.  For most people it is a fun, exciting holiday, and an excuse to dress up in something silly or scary.  (I think I was forced to dress up as Pocahontas every single year until I was five.)

However, Halloween is a day that I'll never forget; my mom passed on October 31, 2001.  So, for me, today is a day that haunts my memory almost every day.  Today marks the 13th year I've survived without her; however, it still feels like yesterday when she was right here--she was my rock.  No matter the years of separation, it still feels as if I lost her just yesterday.  

Even though it saddens me that she is no longer physically here; I know she is still with me.  There are times when she lets me know she's watching over me, especially when I really need her.  I only knew her for 14 short years, but in that short time, she taught me an incredible amount about life.  I've taken these lessons with me everywhere I go and I can only hope I can touch lives the way my mom touched mine in the short time she was here.

So, Mom, if you can see or hear me, I hope you're proud of the woman I'm becoming.  I love you so very much.



















(Above: my mom and me in 1989.  Below: My mom and me in the spring of 1999, right before she lost all of her hair from chemo; I was in eighth grade.)

What are your earlier Halloween memories?

3 comments

  • Chris

    Chris Nashville

    Great post! Your Mom would be so proud of you. I sure I am.

    Great post! Your Mom would be so proud of you. I sure I am.

  • Lisa Thomas

    Lisa Thomas

    Bless your heart!! I miss her so much too. I think about her often also. She is with you anf she is also very proud of you and the woman you have become!! Love you!!

    Bless your heart!! I miss her so much too. I think about her often also. She is with you anf she is also very proud of you and the woman you have become!! Love you!!

  • Alicia Beale

    Alicia Beale

    Lisa, Thank you. I miss her dearly. It's so hard to believe how much time has passed. I wish she could be here, but I know she's watching over me. Love you! Please give everyone hugs for me! xoxo

    Lisa, Thank you. I miss her dearly. It's so hard to believe how much time has passed. I wish she could be here, but I know she's watching over me. Love you! Please give everyone hugs for me! xoxo

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